From a Mask to a Painted Face — Face Painting from Cultural Sources

By Christopher Agostino Taking a mask image from a cultural source and painting it onto a face is a primary methodology I use for expanding my understanding of what is possible on a painted face. My first steps in that direction were 30 years ago with Chinese Opera faces I saw in an issue of […]

Animals On Faces — #animalsIDIC Facepainting Gallery

#AnimalsOnFaces #animalsIDIC — Approaching the face as a canvas and placing an image of the animal onto the face using the inherent shapes of the face. In creating designs to use the curved, living canvas that is a face, I start with exploring where can I place the key element(s) of the animal to create a design that […]

Cool StoryFaces Photo in Newsday

  A photographer for Newsday came to a school where I performed StoryFaces last week and captured this: a student who had already been painted during the show as a tropical island sunset, sitting still among the sea of students volunteering to be next.  This is from the newspaper, published October 9, 2015, with Jeremy Bales credited as the photographer. […]

Mythic Faces at the Hudson River Museum

by Christopher Agostino  agostinoarts.com #transformationsny #mythicfaces This past Sunday, June 29, I was back at the Hudson River Museum for Family Day, and I was invited by the organizers to take my inspiration for the faces from a wonderful current exhibit, “Mandy Greer:The Ecstatic Moment” (June 7-Sept.14). From the museum website: “Seattle-based artist Mandy Greer installs […]

The Amazing Face Show

  A one-of-a-kind entertainment for festivals and events. The Amazing Face Show features a special selection of fun and surprising StoryFaces for general audiences in all sorts of venues, including parties and special events, open air and public settings, and site specific performances.  Entertaining presentations to delight any age audience, large or small, including adventure tales from around the world, […]